The Road Map Project is a region-wide effort aimed at improving education to drive dramatic improvement in student achievement from cradle to college and career in South King County and South Seattle. 

The Road Map Project is supported by the Community Center for Education Results (CCER), a nonprofit organization.

Below, you'll find updates from around the Road Map Project. Please email with any questions or comments. 

Save the date for the annual week-long celebration 
of college and career exploration!

Follow the Money materials now available
In the beginning of 2016, many Road Map Project partners attended the "Follow the Money" presentations centered around analyzing and reviewing basic education funding in Washington State. The goal of this analysis is to share basic knowledge of education funding, what specific investments mean specifically for the Road Map region and bring to light the inequity of funding basic education through local levies - all to inform advocates on how they can encourage districts to invest in opportunity gap-closing strategies. 

Due to the popularity of these presentations and learning sessions, CCER has re-engaged Third Sector Intelligence in another contract to continue these presentations and also produce a new memo describing how the state's education funding and allocation system takes poverty into account. Stay tuned to future ERN newsletters and Road Map Project social media for future presentations, a webinar version and additional materials about this analysis. 

You can find the current Follow the Money presentation as well as more details about future elements of this analysis on the Road Map Project website.
Read how Odessa Brown Children's Clinic is utilizing Vroom to support families
Throughout the King County Vroom Network, a variety of organizations are activating Vroom throughout their programs in order to help empower families to be brain builders and support the development of the children they serve. 

Public Health Insider has published another blog outlining how a social worker at Odessa Brown Children's Clinic is integrating Vroom into everyday interactions with families to support brain building - read it today and share with the brain builders in your life!

You can also follow Vroom on Twitter & Facebook. 
R eOpp social media highlights variety of programs supporting youth
Earlier this year, CCER and King County launched the social media presence for Reconnect to Opportunity (ReOpp), a partnership aimed at reconnecting young people ages 16-24 to education and employment opportunities. With a network of more than 30 reengagement providers throughout King County, ReOpp's social media channels have highlighted a few of the unique ways those providers are serving youth. 

Most recently, ReOpp featured these photos from the summer "learn and earn" program at New Start High School campus in White Center.  This program has been around for 7 years and is a partnership between  Highline Public Schools  and King County Superior Court, and  integrates academic skills with paid work training, so participants get school credit, gain valuable skills, work along field experts, and go on field trips. The school's impressive "Shark Garden" continues to grow as part of this effort!

Follow Reconnect to Opportunity on Twitter & Facebook for more.
Connect with Road Map Project on social media!
Make sure you're following @roadmapproject on Twitter and "like" Road Map Project on Facebook for more frequent updates on things happening throughout the region - and make sure to tag these channels in your own posts as well!